Online multiplayer games like Teamfight Tactics (TFT) can eat through limited internet data – like the data that comes with fixed-mobile data and mobile hotspot plans. While Teamfight Tactics doesn’t use as much internet data as massively multiplayer and battle royale game modes, you might still need to monitor your data use if you play the game on a capped internet connection.
Teamfight Tactics uses about 60 MB of data per hour. Your exact data use depends on factors like the number of players in the game and the specifications of your gaming system.
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Download size is a compressed version of file size, so it’ll be smaller. Game downloads are almost always packed in archive formats like “.zip” or “.rar” so they download more quickly.
Teamfight Tactics has frequent updates of around 500 MB, so it’s important to keep an eye on these if you’re conserving data. See the League of Legends Game Updates for the most up-to-date information on game patches. To keep an update from eating up too much data, turn off auto-updates in the game or console settings and manually update the game instead.
If you’re trying to keep your data use as low as possible, here are a few things you can do to limit your data consumption while playing Teamfight Tactics:
Play without voice chat. While Teamfight Tactics doesn’t have native voice chat, you can still talk to other players on Discord, Zoom, or Skype platforms. These voice apps can double your data use to 120 MB per hour, so it’s best to avoid them if you’re already tight on data.
Play on a slower server. Most game servers have a tick rate of either 64 or 128 Hz. A 64 tick server refreshes the game 64 times a second, or approximately once every 15 milliseconds. A 128 tick server syncs with clients 128 times a second or once every eight milliseconds. It also uses about twice as much data. To save data, choose community servers with lower tick rates.
Limit your client update rate. The client update rate is how many times your computer can process the updates from the server per second. Your game update rate will be either your server tick rate or client update rate, whichever is lower. Limit your client update rate in your settings to reduce online data use when you’re playing on a game server with a high tick rate.
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